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America's News
Find information on topics related to business, education, health, homework help, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, videos and web-only content featuring the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Marietta Daily Journal.

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Digital Library of Georgia
Digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, etc., of Georgia history and culture. Part of GALILEO.

Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives
newFold3™ History and Genealogy Archives combines original historical documents and personal histories to create a unique historical and genealogical resource. These digital images of records, preserved in the National Archives and other regional archives, represent a growing collection of historic documents—most never before available on the Internet.
The collection features millions of records available from a content partnership with The National Archives.

The enhanced search interface of this collection allows search results to be filtered by key facets–including Document Categories and Titles, Dates, States and more–to maximize the quality of results. The Fold3 mini-viewer allows for quick scanning of the pages of a document, while the full viewer provides even more features, including printing, downloading and sharing capabilities.

Georgia Aerial Photographs
Access to aerial photographs of selected counties in the State of Georgia. Part of GALILEO. More information »

Heritage Quest
Resource for census data, family records, and local histories. This collection assembles U.S. federal census, family genealogies and local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records. Part of GALILEO. More information »

Salem History
This resource provides online access to the following titles:

U.S. History in Context
Provides access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journals covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.

Voyages: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
Voyages is the result of the African Origins Project, a scholar-public collaborative endeavor to trace the geographic origins of Africans transported in the transatlantic slave trade. The database provides information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.